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Denver Public Library Weekly Report

An update on all the excitement here at YOUR LIBRARY!

HELLO, DENVER!

WE WISH to thank the students at Denver Elementary School and Discovery Preschool for visiting the Library on their class trips. The students enjoyed learning about pollination, listening to the Bremer County Conservationists, making butterfly and caterpillar crafts, doing yoga, and walking through the Butterfly Garden. We hope you had a fun trip and continue to visit the Library this summer!

WE ALSO wish to thank the Denver Genealogy and History Club for taking such an active role in meetings and programs here at the Library. Your next meeting will be Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 p.m., and the speaker will be Bremer County Recorder Melissa Davis. This is a free program, and everyone is welcome to attend.

NEW in Adult Fiction this week we have “Dragon Teeth,” by Michael Crichton. In 1876, Indian tribes still fought in the lawless West, and the American gold rush was going gang-ho. At the same time paleontologists are pillaging the country hunting for dinosaur fossils. As they deceive and sabotage each other, the “Bone Wars” begin!

STEPHEN King is back with another eerie thriller called “Gwendy’s Button Box.” The setting is Castle Rock, Maine, 1974. Twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has spent every summer day climbing the “Suicide Stairs,” to Castle Rock. One day a stranger calls to the young girl, and that is when Gwendy’s nightmares begin.

A TENDER love story is told by Graeme Simsion in “The Best of Adam Sharp.” Adam Sharps lives happily with his partner Claire, plays music trivia at the local pub, and cares for his elderly mother. But he can’t forget the affair he had with Angelina Brown twenty years ago. Why did he ever let her go, and would his life be better if he hadn’t? Then, out of the blue, Angelina contacts him from the other side of the world, and Adam wonders if he’s getting a second chance.

NEXT UP, we have “Dying Breath,” by Heather Graham. The city of Boston is being terrorized - someone is kidnapping women and burying them alive. More sickening, they leave a note for authorities hinting at their location. As a teenager, Vickie Preston survived an attack by a serial killer. Now she is pulled into the investigation when her name is mentioned in one of the notes. And as a historian, she has the knowledge to help uncover the graves the killer known as the Undertaker is choosing. But she also has another, unique lead: the spirit of one of the victims is appearing in dreams.

LASTLY, Lisa Jackson is back with “You Will Pay.” After a long summer at Camp Horseshoe, a group of teen counselors take Jo-Beth Chancellor’s suggestion to scare Monica O’Neal, just a bit. Or, a lot! What could go wrong? Senior Detection Lucas Dalton finds out twenty years later when human remains are found in a cavern in the area of the former camp. Lucas knows the spot well. His father, a preacher, ran the camp, and Lucas worked there that infamous summer when two girls went missing. Now, a new horror has begun to unfold. First there are warning notes stating “You Will Pay.” Then, the murders begin.

NOW, listen up! We have new CD Audios beginning with “Come Sundown,” by Nora Roberts.
The Bodine family ranch and resort in western Montana is kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner.  Bodine's Aunt Alice ran off before Bodine was born, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow. The police suspect Cal, but Bo trusts him. When another woman is murdered, and Alice suddenly reappears with dreadful tales and predictions, the Longbows are beyond stunned and familial bonds are tested.

ON THE lighter side, Debbie Macomber presents “This Matter of Marriage.” The alarm on Hallie McCarthy's biological clock is ticking, but there's no prospect of marriage. In fact: no man in sight. But Hallie is a positive thinker and gives herself a year to meet Mr. Right. The obvious choice would be her neighbor, Steve Marris. But he’s too busy trying to win back his ex-wife. Well, at least Hallie has his friendship. And sometimes friends become lovers…and more.

IN LARGE PRINT we have “Long Time Gone,” by Mary Connealy. The Boden clan’s troubles are far from over even though Cole is recovering from the shooting. The plot to take the ranch is bigger than just one man, and it’s up to Justin to uncover the trail of a decades-old secret as danger closes in.

THE frontier stories continue in “My Heart belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas, by Erica Vetsch. Fashionista Priscilla Hutchens has a deep grudge against the U.S. army, so when her twin niece and nephew are left orphaned at Fort Bliss, she’s there in a heartbeat to save them. But post surgeon Major Elliot Ryder is the twins’ uncle, and he claims to know what’s best for them. Priscilla and Elliot both come out fighting, but only one can win. Will a truce be called for the sake of family?

AND there’s more trouble in Texas for school teacher Lydia Crawford. Though Cimarron Creek seems like a charming Texas town, in 1880 it still harbors a deep resentment towards Northerners. Lydia just hopes for the best, patiently awaiting the arrival of her fiance. But when she discovers he has disappeared--and that he left behind a pregnant wife--Lydia is dumbfounded. Can she trust anyone in this dreadful little burg where secrets and suspicions are as bountiful as bluebonnets?

FINALLY, it’s back to the 21st century and “Sandpiper Cove,” by Irene Hannon. Police Chief Lexie Graham stays busy in Hope Harbor, Oregon, raising her son alone and dealing with a sudden rash of petty theft and vandalism. But she does occasionally need help. So she turns to ex-con Adam Stone for help with a young man heading for trouble. How ironic that the police chief and ex-con make such a good team! Could God have something planned for their future?